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Simba Information

November 03, 2009 10:37 ET

More and More Educators Turning to Technology in the Classroom; Simba Information Report Dissects the Top Trends and Tools

STAMFORD, CT--(Marketwire - November 3, 2009) - Economic stimulus funding and a larger discretionary budget for the U.S. Department of Education are creating a fertile environment for the growth of technology use in K-12 schools, according to a report released earlier this year from Simba Information.

"K-12 Technology Tools & Trends 2009" focuses on current and projected market penetration for presentation tools, ranging from computers to interactive whiteboards and handhelds, and for digital management and Web 2.0 solutions.

For this report, Simba Information teamed up with education marketing solutions firm Market Data Retrieval to produce an exclusive survey of educators on the types of devices and tools schools are using now, which ones they want to use more of and which ones they are most likely to add this year and over the next five years.

"The Simba/MDR survey found that management systems, for instance, are being used in more than half the schools or districts, as educators turn to technology for solutions to promote individual student achievement most efficiently," said Kathy Mickey, senior analyst/managing editor of Simba's Education Group.

With market statistics and projections, insights from educators and technology industry leaders and exclusive Simba analysis, "K-12 Technology Tools & Trends 2009" creates a detailed, up-to-the minute portrait of the market, and the opportunities and challenges for education technology makers.

Curriculum content publishers, software and hardware developers, marketing, sales and business development professionals, investment firms and industry consultants will benefit from insights into:

--  Educators' preferences for particular devices and the search for a
    general purpose machine;
--  What market niches are heating up;
--  How digital management systems are offering a new infrastructure for
    learning;
--  Why Web 2.0 collaboration tools remain a wide-open frontier;
--  What educators consider most when making purchasing decisions.
    

To order "K-12 Technology Tools & Trends 2009," call 888-297-4622 or visit www.simbainformation.com.

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